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The British women behind worlds first all female antipoaching unit

Named after Africa’s most deadly snake, the world’s first female anti-poaching unit have won international acclaim for their work protecting rhinos.  This is perhaps no mistake, given that the team was chosen not only to change attitudes towards poaching but also to the role of women. … But what is not known is that behind the scenes there is a team of British women who are quietly dedicating their lives and their expertise to make sure that they South Africa’s Black Mambas are a success.  Everything from the tactical training, the finances, and running the operations room which co-ordinates the Mambas movements on the ground – all traditionally male roles – are being run by women from the UK.